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  • Betty A. Burnett

Gone so Soon!

Updated: May 28


I usually thank each of you individually. It has been such a trying time that I am thanking you corporately. There has been such an outpouring of love expressed to our family during the passing of my nephew, who was  Joannie and Omar’s (Keister) brother. On behalf of all our family members, we are grateful. Losing someone is quite difficult to accept, but death comes with life.


Many of you may not know that my mother, the late Catherine Patrick Wells and my step father partially raised Joannie, Huck-a-buck and Keister in Greensboro, NC. Later they moved to Camden, New Jersey to live with their parents James and Nancy Troutman, who had relocated to Camden.


Momma, as they called their, was later known to all her grandchildren as Big Momma.

They had a good foundation, she taught them properly, and she took her grandchildren to church regularly. They even sang in St. John’s Youth choir in Gibsonville, North Carolina.


My personal experience with my niece and nephews.

I was in my late teens at the time we were in Momma’s house, and they called me Betty because I was like their big sister. As time went on, instead of them calling me Betty, I became Aunt Betty. However, “Huck” would tell me often that I was his big Sis.

 

Our beloved Donald Dewayne Troutman – aka “Huck-a-buck” and “Hakeem” you are gone from us physically, but you will forever remain in our hearts.

 


Our beloved Donald Dewayne Troutman – aka “Huck-a-buck” and Hakeem, you are gone from us physically, but you will forever remain in our hearts.


Betty A. Burnett ~ burnettministries.org






Betty A. Burnett ~ burnettministries.org

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